It is no surprise that the National Football League wants a team in Los Angeles. While there are plenty of other places for a team to play their games temporarily while a stadium is being built, one of those places will not be the Rose Bowl.
According to College Football Talk, the Rose Bowl Operating Company voted a unanimous 11-0 to not host an NFL team in the future. This mostly is due to the fact that the Rose Bowl is trying to line up Arroyo Seco Music and Arts Festival for the next twenty years.
Although there are no scheduling conflicts between the NFL and the Festival, Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times writes, “an environmental impact report being prepared for a planned Arroyo Seco Music and Arts Festival specifically prohibits the stadium from playing host to an NFL team.”
The NFL was willing to pay between $5-10 million a year for two years to have a team play their games in the stadium. The Festival will pay the stadium $3 million annually over the course of its life span.
The proposal for an NFL team was sent to four other venues, one being the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, home of the USC Trojans. The other three venues are Angels Stadium, Dodger Stadium (and we all know how football played in baseball stadiums looks), and StubHub Center, home of Chivas USA and the LA Galaxy.
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